Definition of emphysemic in US English:

emphysemic

adjective

Medicine
  • See emphysema

    • ‘Sure I'd have felt guilty and all that, not to mention what being a deadbeat would do to my wheezing, emphysemic self-esteem.’
    • ‘It was sitting there in its pyjamas, coughing and spluttering like an emphysemic pensioner climbing stairs.’
    • ‘But we need this emphysemic, exponentially aging paperboy to rattle us every morning by announcing, ‘The news!’’
    • ‘It is enough to make one irritable and emphysemic.’
    • ‘Luckily my emphysemic performance of Saturday evening was not repeated.’